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Name one thing you DONT miss from the "original" MMO's...

AlastiAlasti Martinez, CAPosts: 280Member

A few weeks back I started a thread that asked people to name one thing they missed from the "original" (EQ1, UO, etc.) MMOs.  Now I am asking for one thing that you DONT miss.  I can name several, however my "misses" from the originasl, FAR exceed the "don't misses" for me.....

 

Anyway, here is one thing I don't miss.... staring at the Spellbook for 10 minutes every time I ran out of mana in Everquest 1.  That is probably the ONLY reason I don't go back and play EQ1.  They eventually made it so you still had to sit there, but not at your book (thank God) but still.  I would pay bills, do laundry etc. while I was meditating...  I do NOT miss that.

 

What do you NOT miss?

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  • ThorbrandThorbrand West Palm Beach, FLPosts: 1,198Member

    I could probably come up with something but given today's MMOs I miss everything from old MMOs.

    Unretrievable corpses. That really sucked in EQ. Everything lost!

  • PuremallacePuremallace Phoenix, AZPosts: 1,856Member

    Taking a day to get from one quest spot to another while being charged a monthly sub.

  • WellzyCWellzyC Stillwater, MNPosts: 557Member Uncommon

     

    Like your said, more "being missed" than don't miss. But I guess if I had to pick, Id say: I don't miss the poor transportation systems.

     

    [Edit  -- Nothing pissed me off more than hitting the space bar on accident in DAOC and falling off your horse stranding you in the middle of no where. Only option was to either walk the 30 minutes to the next town, or suicide  =P]

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  • niceguy3978niceguy3978 Gainesville, FLPosts: 2,000Member

    Corpse runs, this is why I left EQ after nearly 5 years when wow came out.  It had everything I enjoyed about EQ and none/less of the hastle.

  • AIMonsterAIMonster Apopka, FLPosts: 2,059Member

    I could name hundreds of things here, but the one thing I truely don't miss is camping spawns.

    I hate Ragefire.

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  • EdeusEdeus Stamford, CTPosts: 506Member

    I don't miss the slow transportation, the broken economy where materials were worth more than final products (consistantly through all levels of crafting).

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  • RefMinorRefMinor MyTownPosts: 3,452Member
    I don't miss the fact they aimed for the lowest common denominator because they didn't, their flaws were faults rather than designed in to dumb things down.
  • PangentorPangentor Gardner, ILPosts: 129Member

    NVM:  re-read the title...d'oh.

  • meddyckmeddyck Athens, GAPosts: 1,140Member Uncommon

    DAOC is as close as I got to playing an "original" MMO. Since it was released in 2001 that counts right?

     

    The first thing that comes to mind was the huge xp loss you suffered if you died and released. Combined with how slow leveling was originally before they added Darkness Falls and mini-dings after level 40, that was terrible. Thankfully they quickly addressed it and every modern MMO I've played has had a mercifully light death penalty.

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  • VelocinoxVelocinox Old Folks Home, CAPosts: 812Member Uncommon

     

     

    WAITING

     

     

    Waiting for groups, waiting for respawns, waiting for raids, waiting for lock outs, waiting for corpse runs, waiting for levelling, waiting for hell levels, waiting for boats, waiting for customer service (GMs), waiting for other players to meet you, waiting for special mobs, waiting to wait!

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  • SoopamanSoopaman miami, FLPosts: 65Member

    I dont miss constant need for grouping. Its overrated

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  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member

    Many things ..

    1) camping (really? take a number and wait my turn? we are playing a GAME, not standing in line to buy grocery)

    2) down-time (staring at a spellbook top my list of horrible down time)

    3) harsh death penalty

    4) force group *and* no tools to lfg (i really want to play the game instead of spending 30 min to get a group)

  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 19,998Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Edeus

    I don't miss the slow transportation, the broken economy where materials were worth more than final products (consistantly through all levels of crafting).

    While I mostly concur with your first item (though there was a certain charm about riding a horse through Albion in early DAOC) I'm not sure the 2nd issue about broken economies has been really solved by any other modern MMORPG outside of EVE and a few indie titles. (well, and SWG back in the day)

     

     

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  • pierthpierth San Antonio, TXPosts: 1,503Member

    Originally posted by Magnum2103

    I could name hundreds of things here, but the one thing I truely don't miss is camping spawns.

    I hate Ragefire.

    +1

  • MadimorgaMadimorga Atlanta, GAPosts: 1,887Member Uncommon

    AO:  Can't run by holding down both mouse buttons.

    I hated that so much whenever I got bored of everything else and hopped on my froob account.  Usually reason #2 that I'd hop right back off again.  Reason #1 was that there was simply no one else around.

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  • dave6660dave6660 New York, NYPosts: 2,543Member Uncommon

    I don't miss losing.  It's much better when I win all the time.  It helps my self esteem.

    I don't miss having to rely on other players.  I play multi-player games so I can play by myself.

    Last but not least... I don't miss originality.  I want to play clones of successful games for decades on end.  Add in a few gimmicks, prettier graphics, change the name of the title and I'm happy.

     

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  • fivorothfivoroth LondonPosts: 3,665Member Uncommon

    I certainly don't miss the crappy graphics :) Other than that I loved UO even thought I played it for like a month ;D

    The main thing I don't miss is the ridiculous grind. I prefer the modern approach of getting things done quickly.

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  • Shakes420Shakes420 Marietta, GAPosts: 23Member

    Originally posted by dave6660

    I don't miss losing.  It's much better when I win all the time.  It helps my self esteem.

    I don't miss having to rely on other players.  I play multi-player games so I can play by myself.

    Last but not least... I don't miss originality.  I want to play clones of successful games for decades on end.  Add in a few gimmicks, prettier graphics, change the name of the title and I'm happy.

     

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  • someforumguysomeforumguy HomePosts: 3,540Member Uncommon

    - corpse runs

    - the need to camp spawns

    - and like someone else already mentioned, the waiting all the time.

  • RyuichiDMystRyuichiDMyst Denver, COPosts: 7Member

    Responses to this thread would be better if they listed the game(s) they are referencing.

    As others have said, given today's MMOs I have a much longer list of things I miss than I don't. That said, the only thing I can think of that I do not miss is:



    • Everquest: Buggy pathing, resulting in a pull 5x as large as you initially intended, which was often 2x as large as you would prefer but accepted due to the generally poor pathing. This coupled with occasional through-the-wall agro. However, without this, there would not be the epic trains, wipes, or unexpected comebacks that we later recall with such fondness.


    • Dark Age of Camelot: Speaking mostly of the original game and a little of the first expansion, the cut and paste feel of dungeons. Granted, this was due to the fact that Mythic overlooked the need for dungeon design until near the end of the development cycle. I still found it enjoyable and less important than the RvR experience that made it so much fun.

  • RaysheRayshe London, ONPosts: 1,284Member

    Weeks full of Solo mob grind.

    Because i can.
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  • RefMinorRefMinor MyTownPosts: 3,452Member
    Originally posted by dave6660

    I don't miss losing.  It's much better when I win all the time.  It helps my self esteem.
    I don't miss having to rely on other players.  I play multi-player games so I can play by myself.
    Last but not least... I don't miss originality.  I want to play clones of successful games for decades on end.  Add in a few gimmicks, prettier graphics, change the name of the title and I'm happy.
     

     

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  • DOGMA1138DOGMA1138 none of your buidnessPosts: 476Member Uncommon

    "Grind to Level"

    Lack of organized content

    Lack of content

    Complex Mechanics

    Intersting Boss Fights

    And again depends what you consider an Original MMO some people consider even EQ to be the "begining of the end".

     

  • MadimorgaMadimorga Atlanta, GAPosts: 1,887Member Uncommon

    I don't miss lack of decent lfg tools (although some of the crappier free to play games still lack them). 

     

    I don't miss depending on a group to do something past a certain level (you know how it is, you can level fine by yourself to a certain point, and after that, you have to group, otherwise known as WoW endgame come early). 

     

    I don't miss kill stealers (most of the newer games have the you hit it first, it's yours no matter who does the damage rule). 

     

    I don't miss the graphics, but then again, I loved Earthrise's graphics, and that game just died.  I also love LOTRO's graphics, but the combat is a snoozefest, so graphics aren't everything, obviously.

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  • //\//\oo//\//\oo MalboroughPosts: 2,767Member

    Originally posted by LadyNoh

    Weeks full of Solo mob grind.

      

      

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